“Vatican Vacancy” Paintings by Ryoko Tajiri
I’m watching the coverage of the Papal retirement. Interesting factoids being analysed by all of the pundits. For example, Pope Benedict is looking forward to getting rid of his uncomfortable red shoes that are part of the official uniform (apparently, he likes some special Mexican slippers that don’t pinch so much). PAX to that. More interestingly, they will also destroy his oft-kissed “Piscatory” gold ring, symbolically removing his superpowers. Is that like taking away Harry’s Nimbus 2000? Wonder Woman’s golden lariat? My computer?
The world can be viewed from so many angles.
Artist Ryoko Tajiri’s channels the divine through her transcendent brush.
Artist’s website: Ryoko Tajiri
Gallery representation: Hall Spassov
Love this artist and thank you for featuring it. This is a space for your thoughts and speech so speak on.
My apologies for any offense offered as I do have great respect for the Catholic Church. Thank you for commenting, I do appreciate it.
Comment about melting of papal ring being analogous to losing access to a personal computer, etc., was unwarranted. The symbolism of melting papal ring is that he is no longer the head of the Catholic Church and this is significant to followers of the Catholic faith.
Beautiful paintings and enjoy receiving the Artstormers. Would appreciate snarky comments about anyone’s beliefs left off the page, however. It is unnecessary and offensive.